Heard the joke about Things You Want to Pay Full Price for? I never remember jokes, so don't ask me, but the punchline involves surgery and seafood.
Because, really, what would be involved in discount surgery?
Everyone is rethinking food bills, but presumably for every household, there's an item for which it is willing to pay full price for. At our house, the list includes seafood, canned clams, coffee, and roast peanuts because the non-premium version of each isn't something to look forward to.
Moving into the larger neighborhood, one neighbor insists on fresh bread—they want it soft and fresh, so no day-old bread. And they don't buy it on sale and freeze it. Another insists on Heinz ketchup, price be darned, because the kids won't tolerate other brands.
In these tight economic times, what foods are you unwilling to compromise on?